DRAMATIZES BEHAVIOR OF TWO TEEN-AGERS TO ILLUSTRATE CHARACTERISTICS OF PERSONALITY WHICH LEAD TO POPULARITY & SUCCESS IN DATING. CONTRASTS CAROLYN, ATTRACTIVE NEWCOMER IN HIGH SCHOOL, WITH GINNY, WHO IS WILLING TO DATE ALL THE BOYS BUT IS UNPOPULAR WITH BOTH BOYS & GIRLS. SHOWS HOW CAROLYN & WALLY ARE CAREFUL OF THEIR APPEARANCE, POLITE, CONSIDERATE IN ARRANGING DATES, ETC.
Producer Coronet Instructional FilmsAudio/Visual sound, b&w
June 20, 2013
Are You Somewhat Paranoid?
After the starking realism of 'Angry Boy', it's nice to turn to such a ludicrous piece of pap as 'Are You Popular?' Where we find out that 'Boys don't hang out with girls that park in cars'. This film has been used in so many social film compilations that it's extremely familiar, but it's nice to see the whole thing. Teenagers are of course, played to such a ludicrous degree by the actors it's hard to imagine what the teens in the 50's thought. Heaven forbid that they would treat this seriously.